SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Tijuana Municipal team which is representing Mexico in the Little League World Series (LLWS) beat Australia 0-12 and the game was called on the "knockout" rule in favor of Tijuana.
In Tijuana’s historic first ever participation in the LLWS the pitching by Brandon Meza as well as his productivity offensively carried the team. Along with Brandon Montes, the both of them had six runs batted in.
It all started with a single up the middle of the field from Axcel Mandujano that drove in Ramon Mendoza in bottom part of the second inning. Meza then batted in a double that drove in Alexander Artalejo and Montes to make the score 3-0 still in the bottom of the second inning. Two batters later Meza himself would score on a Martin Gonzalez single to make the score 4-0.
The fifth run came in by Jorge Rodriguez who had been walked. Rodriguez took advantage of a wild pitch by Chase Diggings to make the score 5-0.
More runs came in the third inning; Artalejo put in the sixth of the night, while Luis Manzo and Jorge Dueñas both scored in a Miguel Artalejo triple to make the score 8-0.
The Tijuana bats kept swinging firmly; Miguel Artalejo was sent home on a Brandon Meza single to make the score 9-0. And the 12-0 final score came in on a three-run home run by Brandon Montes.
The “knockout” rule was used to end this game because the Mexican team lead by more than 10 runs after the forth inning the game was called in favor of Tijuana.
The winning pitcher was Brandon Meza while C. Diggings took the loss for the Australians.
Mexico will now face Panama on Sunday morning in a game that is scheduled for 9:00AM pacific time at the Volunteer Field in Williamsport.